In today's world, scammers and fraudsters in most countries of the world, especially the United States of America and some European countries, try to obtain your personal information and your bank account by using different methods. To avoid these unfortunate events, you should protect yourself from common internet scams by following some essential points.
In this article, we will examine more details about this type of fraud.
How scammers work
With the advancement of technology and communication, there are various scams to cheat and use people's personal information. One of the common methods of fraud is impersonation of customs, borders, immigration, humanitarian organizations, post offices, and other service and public organizations of countries. In this method, by calling or sending messages, fraudsters inform different people that an international package has been sent to that person's name, a special service will be provided to them, an amount of money has been given to them, and the government will send you money. , your friend has sent you a gift, and it is like other types of messages. Then, using the phone number and fake name of the customs, border, immigration, humanitarian organizations, post office, and other service and public organizations of the respective countries, they ask the person for personal information and money. Some fraudsters even provide fake identity card numbers.
To prevent this type of fraud, you should pay attention to the following points:
1- Never reveal your personal information!
Fraudsters use various techniques, including impersonating customs, border, immigration, humanitarian organizations, post offices, and other public service organizations, to trick you into obtaining your personal and bank account information. To avoid such incidents, never disclose your personal information to someone you do not know. Also, before submitting your personal information to a website or online store, make sure that the website or online store operates legally.
2- Never give your money to anyone!
Using various techniques, scammers promise you that you will get a lot of money by paying some fees. To avoid such mishaps, never give your money to someone you don't know. Also, before paying any fee, make sure that the fee is legitimately requested.
3- Never share your password with others!
Your password is one of your most important personal information. To prevent fraudsters from accessing your accounts, never share your password with others. Also, before logging into your personal accounts on online websites, make sure that the site in question is operating legally.
4- Never respond to suspicious links in emails or social media messages!
Fraudsters use suspicious links in e-mails or social media messages to trick you into accessing your bank account and personal information. To avoid such untoward incidents, never respond to suspicious links in emails or social media messages.
5- Always pay attention to CCTV cameras!
It is very common to encounter scammers and fraudsters in public places, such as stores and banks. To avoid such undesirable events, always pay attention to CCTV cameras in public places.
Finally, to avoid scams and fraud, you should protect yourself from this type of illegal activity by following a few important tips. Respond and act vigilantly to the new challenges of fraudsters and fraudsters.
By using the following methods, protect yourself from damage caused by fraud and fraud and stay safe and sound:
- Never respond to scammers asking for personal information or money.
- Never disclose your ID card number, case number, bank account number, credit card number, and social security number to those who apply.
- Never respond to fraudsters' requests for fees or charges.
- Never respond to scammers' requests for gift cards, digital currency cryptocurrency, or digital remittances.
- If possible, have access to the real contact information of customs, border, immigration, humanitarian organizations, post office, and other service and public organizations of countries. To emphasize this point, always access the official pages of the mentioned departments or organizations on the Internet.
- If scammers ask for personal information or money, contact the relevant security and intelligence agency.
- Hang up immediately if scammers ask for personal information or money.
- Always pay close attention to how fraudsters work.
Due to the complex and dangerous methods of fraudsters, it is necessary to always look at ourselves carefully and vigilantly and our surroundings. Also, in case of any doubts or doubts about a call or message, contact the relevant security institutions and departments.
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